Ugandan Parliament rejects Government’s Shs 61b Budget request to procure CCTV Cameras and Online registration System.

Kampala, March 22nd, 2018; Parliamentary Committee on Budget has rejected Government’s  supplementary budget request of Shs61b (approximately $219,600) meant to procure CCTV cameras and an online registration system for the Uganda Registration Services Bureau. Shs60b is to carter for the CCTV cameras while Shs1b will be used for the...

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Uganda Parliament Invites Public Submissions on the Data Protection and Privacy Bill, 2015

Kampala, February 7th, 2018; Parliament of Uganda has finally opened up to the public to submit their views on the Data Protection and Privacy Bill, 2015. In a notice issued by the clerk to parliament, the general public and Members of Parliament are encouraged to submit written submissions to...

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UCC Threatens Social Media users As Constitutional Age Limit Debate goes online.

Kampala, September 15th, 2017; Uganda’s telecommunications regulator, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has directed social media account managers and administrators to restrain social media users from authoring, posting, receiving and sharing any illegal content or else risk being prosecuted. In a letter dated 14th September 2017, UCC claims that it...

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MPs on the ICT committee disagree over SIM deactivation as deadline roams.

Members of Parliament sitting on the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) committee have sharply disagreed on whether or not the deadline for the SIM Card verification should be extended from August 30th to January 2018. The legislators’ disagreement emerged while meeting security minister, Henry Tumukunde and the Permanent Secretary,...

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Unwanted Witness condemns the use of CCTV Cameras by Hotels to infringe on clients’ privacy.

Kampala, 20th July 2017, Unwanted Witness Uganda is saddened by the emerging practice by club proprietors to misuse private information collected via CCTV cameras to violate the privacy of Ugandans. A video of a private meeting allegedly captured by Silk Liquid CCTV cameras in Kampala, has gone viral on...

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